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Communities Over Commodities: How to Get There?

Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU's Urban Democracy Lab argue that a truly just housing policy requires a shift in power. Then, from our TED Women series, two architects who are combating the effects of gentrification and serving low-income communities through innovative design.

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Our city's economy – what is it for? New York's has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come at a cost to public services and public trust. Could it be different? On this week's show, we talk about the new conversations that are happening between labor unions and community members. Between residents, workers, and employers about how everyone's economy can move forward.

Laura Flanders Show

Fighting Fascism with Graphic Art? Far more than an escape, comics can pack a political punch, as does the work of this week’s guests. First up, Mohammad Saba’aneh describes how he transposes his lived experience to the page, exposing the cruelties of Israeli occupation and celebrating popular resistance as the path forward. Then, Nate Powell uses his craft to break down a specifically American phenomenon – the creep of fascist aesthetics into our police and fashion choices.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show